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Lavenham Tourist Information Centre has formally transferred to the parish council – with the new community hub there set to be open by December 1.

Debenhams, The Apex, Cafe Rouge, Boots, West Suffolk Hospital, The Fox, The Nutshell – they’re all in a new book by Martyn Taylor. But has he forgotten anything?

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe another 15 branches as is presses ahead with efforts to restructure the business.

The Essex-based firm ‘Borrow a Boat’ is the brainchild of Matt Ovenden, a Brit who’s keen to dispel the myth that boating is for the privileged elite only. He’s rounded-up a fleet of more than 17,000 sumptuous yachts, available to hire in 60 countries around the world. These ‘Airbnb’ style boats will have you holidaying like an A-lister…for just £125-a-week.


A Roman garden water feature salvaged from Colchester town centre during an archaeological dig was left out in the elements because it was ”too big” for the council storage units.

A manifesto setting out how the government can better support the nation’s high-street businesses has been met with some scepticism from retailers.

Another town has been left without a high street bank after Barclays announced they would be closing their branch in Halesworth.

A business leader has expressed his frustration following the exit of another business from Bury St Edmunds town centre.

A post office has returned to a Bury St Edmunds community following an absence of three years.

Plans for Lavenham’s Tourist Information Centre to be safeguarded and developed into a village hub with a Post Office have moved a step closer, after approval was given for talks to begin.

The decision to reduce opening hours at a west Suffolk post office which is a “vital part of the community” has angered villagers.

Chiefs behind the Cornhill revamp work in Ipswich have denied the project is behind schedule, after an application was submitted to allow contractors to work weekends and bank holidays.

The owners of Southwold Post Office will find out tonight whether they have won the prestigious Independent Post Office Retailer of the Year Award.

A Suffolk MP has written to the chief executive of the Post Office to complain about the “steady degredation” of services in her constituency.

John Norman has a stroll down Tavern Street and notes how fortunes have ebbed and flowed.

Work to redevelop Ipswich Cornhill has taken a significant step forward with the delivery of a new underground tank for the water feature at the heart of the revamped town centre.

Officers were called shortly after 3am to reports of a burglary at the One Stop Store and Post Office on High Street in Feltwell.

John Norman takes us back in time to a long road that would have been full of colour, noise and myriad aromas.

For most of my life I have done my best to look after my teeth. Alas, as I sat up in the dentist’s chair last week, numb of mouth and feeling fragile, there before me were my two newly-extracted gnashers, writes Martin Newell.

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Rural businesses from Suffolk and Essex have been named among the regional winners in the annual Countryside Alliance Awards.

An Essex shop owner who became the latest victim in a spate of cash machine ram-raids has said rural businesses are fearing for their security.

Officers have received a tip off into the unsolved brutal murder of an 82-year-old woman in her home.

Aron Parkinson has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

New uses are being sought for some of the most prominent unused buildings in the town centre as the Ipswich Vision partners prepare to move ahead with the regeneration of the town.

Ipswich market stallholders have been given another month rent-free to try to establish their pitches in their new sites after the closure of the Cornhill for redevelopment.

One of Hadleigh’s main high street banks is set to close this summer as numbers of customers using the branch have plummeted.

Mendlesham Post Office has announced it will be moving to a new premises on Old Market Street, with plans to offer an extra 18 hours service per week.

The store on Ipswich Street will be closed for two days, starting on February 13, for the transfer and rebranding to take place.

A Post Office and newsagents which suddenly closed last summer looks unlikely to re-open, as plans have been lodged to turn it into a financial services office.

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